Hi, I’m Keri Mantie, founder of The LEAN Life (Lifestyle of Efficient Exercise and Automated Nutrition), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, StrongFirst Kettlebell and Bodyweight Instructor, and Hormonal Fat Loss Coach.
One of the MOST common struggles I’ve heard from clients over my 20+ years in the fitness industry is lack of time to exercise, especially if they’re a mom or a busy career woman, or both!
Believe me, I get it. I’m a full-time working mom to three amazing (and active!) boys. I have ZERO desire to spend a ton of time working out.
Short, intense workouts (just like the ones in BeginnerBells) have been a game-changer for me and for my clients.
Why? Because when your workout is more effective and takes less time than ever before, you’ll be much more motivated to #juststart and actually stay consistent.
This means better results. And who doesn’t want that?
In BeginnerBells, I’ve coupled my applied knowledge of how the body works (I hold a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and an Masters in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning) with my passion for helping women get the results they want, faster, through a total-body, energizing, and empowering kettlebell workout.
BeginnerBells will help you reshape your body leaving you leaner, stronger, and more confident!
But let’s face it, even when you’re being consistent and seeing amazing results, if your workouts are dull or repetitive you can still feel bored and uninspired.
I first met Keri in 2015 when she came to train with me for her StrongFirst Level I Kettlebell Certification, which she passed with flying colors in August 2015. StrongFirst is the gold standard of kettlebell training and as a StrongFirst Team Leader, I am proud to call Keri not only my student, but also a trusted colleague and friend. Keri has a wealth of knowledge based upon her education and many years working in the fitness industry and she practices what she preaches. She has helped hundreds of women get stronger, move better, reach their fat loss goals, and subsequently improve the quality of their lives through a sustainable approach to fitness and nutrition. She genuinely cares about helping people and it shows through her work with her clients and the programs she creates. In an industry where authenticity is hard to find, Keri stands strong with solid experience education, and integrity.
-Artemis Scantalides Owner & Founder, Iron Body Training Systems & I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Workshop StrongFirst Team Leader & Iron Maiden Cirque du Soleil Strength & Conditioning Coach
I've known Keri as a coach, peer and friend since 2014 and she's meticulous, caring and deliberate in everything she creates and puts out into the world. She's helped so many, not only lose weight or change their body, but do it in a sustainable and holistic way. Keri is no doubt a kettlebell expert, and someone I personally refer clients to who want to excel with the bell. I know that her latest kettlebll program will exceed expectations.
- Jill Coleman
Owener and Founder, JillFit
If I had to take the time to change clothes, go to a gym, etc., I know I wouldn't do it consistently. This has been great because I'm able to do it while my boys watch a show, barefoot and in my pjs! The instructional videos were very easy to follow and I feel 100% more confident in my form.
-Kara, BeginnerBells beta tester
I loved the coaching and programming in BeginnerBells. I've been in the fitness industry for 20 years and I love learning from talented and educated coaches in my field. Training with kettlebells is one are I've needed to work on and through this program I was able to not only get in a great workout but also work on learning proper form and technique. I highly recommend it!
-Michelle, BeginnerBells beta tester
Keri’s Kettlebell Program is seriously top notch. The time she puts into her videos, instruction, cueing and overall programming makes for a safe, effective and efficient program, plus she’s hilarious. These workouts are an awesome addition to my gym routine while my husband is traveling and I’m home with the kids!
- Allison, BeginnerBells beta tester
How many kettlebells do I need for this program and where can I buy them?
I recommend having two different size bells for this program. Kettlebells will come in either kilograms or pounds. I recommend a 6kg (8lb.) or an 8kg (17.5lb.) as well as a 12kg (26lb.) or 14kg (30lb.).
Most sports stores sell kettlebells, as well as used sporting good stores like Play it Again Sports. I order all of mine on Amazon and prefer the cast iron bells over the plastic coated ones. I use the Perform Better ones you see here: https://amzn.to/2Gx3qp6
I don’t think I'm fit enough (or strong enough, or young enough) for this program. Is there something I can do before this?
I designed this program with you in mind! The size of the bells you use will determine the intensity, so I'd start on the lower end of the ranges given above. I'll also offer alternatives to any exercises that you have a hard time with.
What if I don't know what some of the exercises are?
Inside the exclusive members-only portal there are short instructional videos that break each of the exercises down so you'll know exactly what to do, where you should be feeling it as well as things to avoid.
How do I follow the program? Your entire program will be housed on a separate website. Each phase you will get a printable PDF as well as instructional and demo videos of all exercises.
Will this be available in the future?
It will, but not for this amazingly low, introductory price! By saying, “Yes!” today, you’ll receive lifetime access to the entire course. Meaning, buy it today, use it anytime in the future!
I don't belong to a gym and I don't have a lot of space to work with at home, is this ok?
100% yes! I love kettlebells because they don't take up a ton of space and you don't need a lot of them to get in a great workout. You don't need a lot of space at all (enough to just lie down). The other great thing about kettlebells is that you get a fantastic workout WITHOUT having to jump up and down a million times - so if you're in an apt., no need to worry about bothering your downstairs neighbors.
I take a kettlebell class (or any other exercise class) at my gym, can I do this too?
Yes. I'd recommend doing the 2 day a week option of this program and supplementing your kettlebell class as your third workout of the week!
Can this replace my gym membership?
Absolutely! I haven't belonged to a gym in years. My workouts are done at home, barefoot and in my pajamas most of the time. I don't think it's a matter of where you get your workout in, as long as you work hard and are consistent, results will follow.
What happens after the 12 weeks?
Great question! I'm already working on an intermediate program that you can roll right into! You can also repeat this entire program with a goal of doing so with heavier bells!
Can I start the 12 weeks anytime?
Yes, you have lifetime access and can start anytime!